JOB TITLE: Clinic Technician
REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Physician
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
JOB OVERVIEW: Assist the physician with diagnostic and treatment-oriented procedures
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Assist in coordination of scheduling of patient appointments and surgeries.
- Interview patients and document ocular and medical histories.
- Perform a variety of routine tests using ophthalmic instruments that provide diagnostic information including, but not limited to, intraocular pressures, basic motility, visual fields, ultrasonography and fundus photography.
- Assist the physician during diagnostic and minor surgical procedures, including instrumentation, sterile preparations and documentation.
- Administer topical medications or diagnostic drugs as required by the provider for testing or treatment.
- Prepare and position patient for diagnostic tests and procedures.
- Assist the physician with patient education pertaining to the treatment prescribed.
- Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Comply with OSHA and Infection Control related policies and procedures.
- Document accurate information in the medical record.
- Record patient charges for billing department.
- Prepare procedure and exam rooms; inventory equipment and supplies; replenish supplies and equipment.
- Perform basic triage per specific office protocol procedures.
- Maintain professional appearance and personal conduct at all times.
- Adhere to employer work practices as described in RSA handbook/procedure manual.
- Work as an effective team member.
- Effectively cope with job situations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma or equivalent with experience in an ophthalmology setting and willing to train as an Ophthalmology Assistant; OR
- Medical Assistant who is a graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program willing to train as an Ophthalmology Assistant; OR
- Preferred: High school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of one year of direct health care clinical experience or successful completion of a JRCOMP (Joint Review Committee for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel) approved program for Ophthalmology Assistants plus a minimum or one year of satisfactory, full-time work experience under ophthalmologic supervision.
· Stand or Sit – Must be able to remain in a stationary position (standing or sitting) 100% of the time.
· Walk - Must be able to freely move about the clinic in order to access patient rooms, equipment, charts, etc.
· Use of hands/fingers - Consistently operates a computer keyboard in order to enter patient information.
· Stoop/kneel/crouch – Occasionally must position self to obtain stored equipment.
· Talk/hear – Frequently communicates with co-workers and patients regarding patient care. Must be able to exchange accurate information.
· Carry/lift – Occasional must lift supplies/equipment up to 50 pounds.
This job description reflects management assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the total tasks that may be assigned.